Gordon Hopkins

Gordon Hopkins
Dean Emeritus
University of Alabama ‘69
Fall ‘84
hopkinsg@fiu.edu
(305) 348-3028

Degrees with Fields, Institution and Date

Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, University of Alabama, 1969
M.S.M.E. University of Kentucky, 1961
B.S.M.E. University of Kentucky, 1960

Number of Years Service of this Faculty, Date of Original Appointments and Dates of Advancement in Rank:

18 Years
Professor Emeritus, 2001 to present
Dean, Florida International University, 1983 – 2001

Other Related Experience:

Department Head, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, 1977-1983

Department Chairperson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Memphis State University, 1975-1977

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1969-1975

Supervisor of Rocket Engineer Research and Analysis Group, Brown Engineering Company, 1965-1967

Supervisor of Systems Performance and Simulation Group, Chrysler Corporation, 1963-1965

Senior Engineer of the Dynamic Analysis Group, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, 1961-1963

Research Associate, University of Kentucky, 1960-1961

Consulting, patents, etc.:

Cambridge Biomedical Corporation, Boston, Mass.
Alba-Waldensian, Inc., Valdes, NC
America Glass Research, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Federal Highway Administration
President, Energy Solution, Inc., Memphis, Tenn.
Vice President, TEG Enterprises, Morgantown, WV
Dow Chemical Corporation, Freeport, Texas
Surigkos., Inc., Dalla, Texas

Patent: System for Applying Pulsating Pressure to the Body, U.S. patent No. 4,054,129 issued October 18, 1977, to Hopkins, Tarna, and Byars.

States in which registered: West Virginia and Tennessee

Memberships in Scientific and Professional Societies:

Member, Board of Directors, Florida Medical Devices Association
Member, Board of Directors, International Health Council
Member, National Business Incubation Association
Member, Association of University Related Research Parks
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member, American Society of Engineering Education
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Dade County Research Authority

Honors and Awards:

Ford Foundation Scholarship
Pi Tau Sigma
Pi Mu Epilson
Tau Beta Pi
Phi Kappa Phi